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Library science educator

Helen Huguenor Lyman, American library science educator. Recipient Distinguished Achievement in Librarianship, Buffalo & Erie Company Public Library., 1999.


Lyman, Helen Huguenor was born on March 16, 1910 in Hornell, New York, United States. Daughter of Leon C. and Lora M. (Hamilton) Huguenor.


Bachelor, University Buffalo, 1932. British Society for Literature and Science, University Buffalo, 1940. Postgraduate, University Chicago, 1956.


Library, Buffalo Public Library., 1932-1952;head adult education department, Buffalo Public Library., 1943-1952;director adult education survey, American Library Association, Chicago, 1952-1953;adult services librarian Hild regional branch, Chicago Public Library., 1953-1959;specialist in adult services, public library consultant, Wisconsin Free Library. Commission, Madison, 1959-1963;director reference department, associate professor, Lockwood Memorial Library., State University of New York, Buffalo, 1964-1965;public library specialist adult services, Office Education, Department Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Washington, 1965-1967;director, principal investigator research project Library. School, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1967-1972;assistant professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1966-1972;associate professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1973-1976;professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1976-1977;professor emerita School Library. and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison, since 1978; Adjunct Professor School Information and Library.

Studies, State University of New York, Buffalo, since 1978. Instructor Great Books course Millard Fillmore College, U. Buffalo, 1950-1951. Director, consultant Reading Guidance Institute, Library.

School, University of Wisconsin, 1965. Vis.lectr. State University of New York-Buffalo, 1966. Lecturer in field.


  • Avocations: gardening, reading. F C.



Member national advisory board Center for the Book in the Library. Congress, 1978-1984; member commission on professional development Chicago Public Library. Staff Association, 1958-1959.

Board of directors University Book Store, Madison, 1973-1977, chairman awards committee, 1974-1976, secretary, 1976-1977. Member American Library Association (Joseph W. Lippincott for Distinguished Librarianship award 1979,Margaret E. Monroe Library. Adult Superior vena cava syndrome award 1986, member various committees, vice president 1968-1969, president adult services division 1969-1970, chairman publications advising committee 1971-1973, member county 1962-1965, 68-70, advisor to yearbook editors 1976-1985, member nominating committee 1977-1978 ), New York Library.

Association (adult education committee 1947), U. Buffalo Alumni Association (distinguished alumni award 1987).


  • Other Interests

    Gardening, reading.


Married Vreelandt B. Lyman Junior, April 29, 1939 (December February 1946).

Leon C. Huguenor

Lora M. (Hamilton) Huguenor

Vreelandt B. Lyman Junior